Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius turpis (Weinm.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus turpis
Common Name: Ugly Milkcap


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius turpisPhotographer:  Ronnie Irvine
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula (16)
Betula pubescens (9)
Betula pendula (5)
Quercus (2)
Abies procera (2)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Betula utilis (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (9)
Parkland and scattered trees (4)
Bog (3)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (11)
Soil Grassy (10)
Soil Mossy (5)
Larch (Larix) (3)
Soil Leaves (3)
Castanea sativa (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Soil Peat (1)
Twig (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (3)
September (15)
October (26)
November (3)
December (1)